BRAZIL IN A NUTSHELL

Day 1: Rio de Janeiro  (- / - / -)

Upon arrival at Rio de Janeiro airport, you will be met by our representative and escorted to your hotel.

Overnight in Rio de Janeiro

Day 2: Rio de Janeiro    (B / L / -)

Breakfast. Depart on a full day Corcovado and Sugar Loaf excursion.

Two of the most famous sights in Rio de Janeiro are at your fingertips on this day‐long tour. Sugar Loaf and Corcovado Mountains, including the impressive Christ Redeemer statue overlooking the city should be at the top of your list, and Gray Line Rio de Janeiro is the perfect guide for your day. First thing in the morning, you’ll be picked up from your hotel and taken through downtown Rio for a panoramic tour. See the Sambodromo, stop at the Metropolitan Cathedral and discover the Cinelandia Square and its wealth of historical buildings. The Municipal Theater, National Library, and National Museum of Fine Arts are all on your way as well as you head toward the Urca neighborhood, home of Sugar Loaf Mountain. Ride the iconic cable cars all the way up the mountain, stopping at Urca Hill and its vantage point overlooking Guanabara Bay and its islands, the Rio‐Niteroi bridge and Corcovado Mountain. Finish your ascent to the top of Sugar Loaf, enjoying gorgeous views of the Copacabana beach and Santa Cruz Fortress. Enjoy a lunch at a barbecue house before you head over to the base of Corcovado Mountain via the Cosme Velho Train. Ride through the lush and dense Tijuca rainforest to the towering Christ Redeemer statue. Standing guard over the city of Rio, the statue has a fascinating history—your tour guide will share all the secrets with you, before you head back to the hotel.

Overnight in Rio de Janeiro

Day 3: Rio de Janeiro (B / - / -)

Breakfast. Depart on a full day tour to Petropolis.

The city of Petropolis is located 60 km away from Rio and has been called the Imperial City since the times of the Emperor Pedro II. Settled by the Germans, Petropolis keeps the memory of Brazilian history alive with its buildings and charming streets. This tour starts with the visit to the Imperial Museum, which has been the summer residence of the Emperor D. Pedro II and keeps furniture and objects such as the crown of gold, pearls and diamonds used by D. Pedro I and D. Pedro II. The tour will continue to the Gothic Cathedral where Princess Isabel was buried along with the tombstones of D. Pedro II and his wife. From there you will see the Crystal Palace, built in France, and mounted in Brazil, destined to shelter exhibitions and great parties promoted by Princess Isabel.

Overnight in Rio de Janeiro

Day 4: Rio de Janeiro / Belo Horizonte  (B / - / -)

At the set time you will be transferred to Rio de Janeiro airport.

Upon arrival at Belo Horizonte airport, you will be met by our representative and escorted to your hotel.

Overnight in Belo Horizonte.

Day 5: Belo Horizonte  (B / - / -)

Breakfast. Enjoy a full day excursion to Inhotim.

The Inhotim Institute began to be idealized by Minas Gerais businessman Bernardo de Mello Paz from the mid-1980s. Private ownership has transformed over time, becoming a unique place with one of the most relevant collections of contemporary art in the world and a botanical collection that gathers rare species from all continents. The collections are mobilized for the development of educational and social activities for different age groups. Inhotim, an Oscip (Civil Society Organization of Public Interest), has also built several areas of dialogue with the surrounding community. With a multidisciplinary approach, Inhotim consolidates every day as a driving force for sustainable human development.

Overnight in Belo Horizonte

Day 6: Belo Horizonte / Salvador de Bahia   (B / - / -)

At the set time you will be transferred to Belo Horizonte airport.

Upon arrival at Salvador de Bahia airport, you will be met by our representative and escorted to your hotel.

Overnight in Salvador de Bahia.

Day 7: Salvador de Bahia   (B / - / -)

Breakfast. Depart on a half day historical city tour.

Get to know how the first capital of Brazil was born on this fantastic ride to Salvador. The itinerary begins at Fort Santo Antonio, where the beautiful Farol de la Barra is the starting point of the most popular Carnival trip: the DOD circuit (District of Barra / Ondina). We continue from the Historic Center to Pelourinho, for a pleasant walk for what is considered Cultural Heritage of Humanity, meeting churches, museums, the Jorge Amado House Foundation and the Lacerda Elevator, with a privileged view of the Bay of All Saints and of the Lower City.

Overnight in Salvador de Bahia

Day 8: Salvador de Bahia   (B / - / -)

Breakfast at the hotel. Day at leisure.

Overnight in Salvador de Bahia

Day 9: Salvador de Bahia (B / - / -)

Breakfast at the hotel.

At the set time, you will be transferred to the airport to board your departure flight.

Tour Review:

  • Visit the “Marvelous City” of Rio de Janeiro, born      next to the bay, showing the perfect combination of the sea, the land, the      weather, and its people.

  • Get to know Belo Horizonte: a city that is part of      UNESCO’s World Heritage because it is the Brazilian capital with the      highest quality of life.

  • It is considered the gateway to visit the colonial      cities and the capital of the state of Minas Gerais.

  • Walk in the colorful historical district of      Salvador de Bahia, a UNESCO declared Site.

  • Learn about Brazil’s most renowned writer, Jorge Amado, and Yemanja, the goddess of the sea.

Inclusions:

· Transfers Airport – Hotel – Airport in each city

· Excursions as outlined in the program

· 8nts Accommodation in First-Class Hotels

· Daily breakfast at the hotel

· Other meals as indicated in the itinerary

· Permanent assistance in each destination

Exclusions:

· International or domestic airfare

· Services and non-mentioned meals in the itinerary. Drinks

· Early check-in, late check-out, and hotel extras

· Personal expenses

· Tips for guides and hotel staff